Eranthemum pulchellum

Eranthemum pulchellum

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(Blue Sage, Blue Eranthemum)

FAMILY

Acanthaceae

Species

Eranthemum pulchellum

Common name(s)

Blue Sage, Blue Eranthemum

Flower colour; life form

Blue; sprawling shrub

Distinguishing features

This sprawling shrub prefers some shade, mainly propagated vegetatively it grows to about 1 m tall, leaves are opposite and hairy. Flowers in spikes, bracts prominent, white patches between the green veins. Flowers are bright blue, stamens exserted, fruit a capsule. This species has been introduced as a garden plant from India – now escaping.

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